This unique project for Chard Robinson Developments saw a former mixed use building in Cambridge City Centre refurbished and reconfigured into a purpose built private education facility for Cambridge School of Performing Arts.

Totalling 16,000 sq feet, this project consisted of constructing 14 dance studios with associate breakout space, male and female changing facilities and staff offices.

As part of the scope of works, comprehensive structural works were undertaken with the introduction of large timber mezzanine floors, construction of a new external metsec wall and various external elements to ensure the building was fit for purpose.

As part of this phase of the works, the enabling works for the Phase II was completed. This included constructing the CFA piles, ring beams and steel structure to provide the lateral support and restraint for the proposed floating residential block whilst being able to utilise the structure to form a number of mezzanine floors.


Oander’s Role

Oander was the appointed Employers Agent which saw us take charge of the project ensuring it was successfully delivered. 

As part of our remit, we were responsible for managing the design team, contractor and the full liaison with the client, tenant and other various stakeholders such as bank monitoring, local residents and funders.